• Ageism in all its forms | CEO opinion piece

    In March this year, the World Health Organisation released its Global Report on Ageism. It found that one in two people are ageist against older people. This is confronting and many people would probably dispute this fact. However; if we reflect honestly on today’s society, we can see that ageism is far more pervasive than … Continued

    Australia Talks with Resthaven

    Resthaven was pleased to be approached by producers of the ABC’s popular segment, Australia Talks, to identify older people who wanted to talk about discrimination in Australia – resulting in some interesting conversation on 21 May 2021. ABC Producer, Lottie Naughton, organised filming of a segment involving approximately a dozen members of the public from … Continued

    Men on the Move and About Town

    On Thursday 17 June 2021, Resthaven hosted a special event for Resthaven clients and staff. The event was part of the annual Maintenance and Gardeners Development Day, which coincides with Men’s Health Week each year. Resthaven Marion Community Services social groups for men, ‘Men on the Move’ and ‘Men About Town,’ were invited to the … Continued

    Resthaven walk from ‘Adelaide to Singapore’

    During the month of April, Resthaven Community Services took part in the 10,000 Step Challenge, commencing 1 April, and ending on 18 April. Following the success of the previous event in 2019, staff were determined to beat the record of 9.8 million steps between the three teams: Resthaven Community Respite Services, Resthaven Marion Community Services … Continued

    Eighty-six-year-old Tom lives out life-long dream

    On Saturday 5 June 2021, Resthaven Northern Community Services client, Mr Thomas Grindlay, lived out his life-long dream, driving one of Australia’s most iconic steam trains at the National Rail Museum at 76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. Every Thursday, Mr Grindlay joins a social group at Resthaven Northern Community Services, where clients enjoy a range … Continued

    A career in aged care? Yes!

    Meet Brock Muller, 25, who challenges the stereotypical attitude that aged care is not a workplace for young people. Brock has worked as a personal care assistant at Resthaven Mount Gambier for three years, and brings with him youthful enthusiasm and a willingness to learn from the older people he supports. Brock says, ‘I believe … Continued

    Technology lessons for the elderly

    Closing the gap in a technology-driven world

    Resthaven Mount Gambier residents are being offered lessons on all things technology, thanks to Home Support Worker, Katrina Miller, of Resthaven Community Services in Mount Gambier at 15B James Street. An Information and Hands-on IT Support Session commenced on 22 April, to help participants access our technology-driven world. Volunteer, Gina Surth, shares her technical experience … Continued

    Volunteer takes on wisdom from century old “Cliffy”

    On 17 May, Mrs Cliffline Cox, known as Cliffy, celebrated her 100th birthday and volunteer Leigh, sat down with her to learn more about her life over a century. Currently, Cliffy is a resident at Resthaven Mount Gambier, but she was once a young girl growing up in the small country town of Dungog, NSW … Continued